Luneoids – Space Survival, an addictive tilt control retro game
Jan 8, 2013 2:38 PM –
Luneoids – Space Survival is a cool designed, tilt-controlled space game. You manoeuvre your craft around multiple baddies for as long as possible using your touchscreen and accelerometer. It’s challenging, full of bonuses, sometimes frustrating, but altogether addictive. If you like the simple replay-ability of retro-style games, this is one to check out.
Tested on: Nexus 4
Pros & Cons:
- Charming graphics!
- Cool music!
- Addictive gameplay!
- A little simplistic visually if you prefer more ‘Hollywood’ titles, same applies to gameplay.
Luneoids is a game which is immediately playable and lots of fun. You have to guide a small spacecraft around the screen as you avoid various enemies. To do this you press your screen for boosts and tilt your device to move from side to side. It’s simple but you have to get used to the physics-based movements to do well. Once you’ve mastered the controls, you then have to out-manoeuvre the evil Luneoid baddies. They glide into view from all directions (they even just materialise from nowhere!) and you need your wits about you to avoid them for long.
As you play you have to try to collect gold (which display as shiny stars). These you can then spend in the game store to upgrade your ship with weapons and abilities, as well as upgrade your ship itself. There are 5 ships to upgrade to, each with different powers. If, for the time being however, you’re going to stick with your original ship, you can choose between a few different bonus items: double points, protective shield, double gold, toxic gas and nuke. All these can help your ship stay unharmed for longer which equals more gold and more points!
You learn how to play quite quickly but as the waves of Luneoids increase, it gets very tricky. There are different enemies to face and space becomes very precious when you have several flying around you. You essentially have to keep playing for as long as possible. This fits easily with casual gameplay but you might find the adventure repetitive after prolonged sessions of play.
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Luneoids – Gameplay sample (1)
Luneoids – Gameplay sample (2)
Luneoids – Gameplay sample (3)
Luneoids – Gameplay sample (4)
Luneoids – Game over
Luneoids – Menu
Luneoids – Wrecked
Luneoids – Upgrades
Luneoids – Store
If you play the game in short bursts, it is loads of fun and really enjoyable as you gradually upgrade and increase your scores. You get simple gameplay that continues to be exciting and different each time you play.
Oh yes! It has a serious ‘one-more-go’ factor that makes it hard to put down. Games, even those with high scoring, can be played in just a few minutes so it’s a great casual game to get stuck into as when you have time. With short and frequent sessions of play you’ll be upgrading and getting better scores in no time.
The graphics are not the blistering 3D extravaganzas you get with several device-warming games available now, but the visuals are charmingly designed and look very good. They won’t make your eyes water, but they follow a cute indie theme which works perfectly.
Accelerometer, Vibration & Sound:
The accelerometer controls are spot-on and work really well. You need to master them to survive for long periods, but it’s very intuitive and responsive.
The music is superb. Seemingly a few different thumping dance tracks that adds excitement to the gameplay and compliments the game excellently.
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